Adult Leader Activities

Adult Leader Activities/Information

 

Leader Lounge

Our Leaders Lounge, located in the administrative building, offers many comforts to busy Leaders. An internet-accessible computer along with plug in access for laptops is available every day until 9:00 P.M. The internet is T1 service. The lounge also includes a regular phone where leaders can make phone calls with a calling card. Couches, and tables, coffee, tea, and snacks are always available.

 

Leader Communication with Camp Management

At Camp Daniel Boone we value the time and energy that each Scoutmaster puts into running their troop program. We strive to help you meet your units’ needs while at CDB. Our staff will make every effort to address any concerns or suggestions you may have promptly. Communication between Leaders and Camp Daniel Boone Administration is critical.  With that in mind we provide several avenues of communication between Scoutmasters and administrators. Prior to camp please contact Brian Estler the council program director at 800-526-6708 or brian.estler@scouting.org  

 

Leader Meetings

Formal Scoutmaster Meetings are held on Sunday and Friday nights. These meetings are important resources for troops as programs are reviewed and procedures explained. Please make every effort to attend these meetings.

Leader Coffees

Leader Coffees are held each morning at 9:15 A.M. in the dining hall. This is a time of fellowship with other adult leaders in camp, a time for information distribution, and a chance for leaders to meet with the management team of Camp Daniel Boone. This is an excellent time to make suggestions and ask any questions. There will be coffee and other assorted drinks available.

Leader Bulletin Board

To keep everyone up-to-date, a bulletin board in the Leader Lounge will post important notices and daily schedules.

 

Daily Activities for Adult Leaders

 

Leave No Trace Trainer Course (NEW for 2011)

Recognition as Leave No Trace Trainers with training skills for both generic and

Scouting audiences. Graduates fully meet BSA "Leave No Trace Trainer" National Camp Standard and youth qualify for Leave No Trace Trainer position of responsibility in troop, team or crew. This is a 2 day 16 hour course that is available to adults and youth. Complete details will be available closer to camp.

 

 

 

 

 

Boy Scout Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills

This is a hands-on training program to help adult leaders to be comfortable in the basic outdoor skills through First Class rank.  The course is held daily from 10 AM until noon. Participation all five days is required for completion. Course is required training for Scoutmasters and their Assistants.

 

Scoutmaster Classroom

The Scoutmaster’s Classroom is an opportunity for you to brush up on basic Scout skills, attain certifications, learn some techniques to use with your Units, as well as have some fun with other Scouters. Below is a schedule of events:

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Class

Safe Swim,

Safety Afloat

Certification

Adult Trail to Eagle

Climb on Safely

Certification

Trek on Safely

And Leave No Trace Awareness

 

Golf Tournament

Dutch Oven

Cook-off

Location/

Time

Waterfront

3:30

Leadership 3:30

Climbing Wall

4:40

Climbing Wall 3:30

Parade Field

3:30

Scoutcraft

3:30

 

 

Leaders Fish Bake

Every Wednesday at lunch, the CDB staff invites all adult leaders to attend a fresh trout fish-bake on the porch of the dining hall. Come enjoy mountain trout, iced tea, and all the fixins!

 

Leader Shoot-Off

Come up to the rifle and shotgun range to see how your shooting skills match up! Scoutmaster shotgun shoot-off is held on Tuesday at 7:30P.M. Rifle shoot-off is held on Wednesday at 7:30 PM. The winner of each shoot-off receives a plaque at Friday night’s campfire.

 

Boonesboro Open Golf Tourney

On Thursday afternoon leaders will have a chance to show their stuff on the CDB Golf Course. Each leader can use one or more clubs that they have made while at camp. With racquetballs used as golf balls, it is a no holds barred fun filled course of fellowship and wonderful competition on the beautiful CBD links.

 

Scoutmaster Cobbler Cook-off

As part of the Scoutmaster Classroom, on Friday afternoon at 3:30, we ask interested adults to assemble at the Scoutcraft Area. You supply the ingredients for your recipe, all the knowledge and skill. There are 2 options, dessert or main course. Main course can be a breakfast or dinner dish. Camp has 8 dutch ovens for use. Leaders may also use their own dutch ovens in the activity. Winners are announced and awarded a prize at the Friday night campfire.

 

 

Scoutmaster’s Merit Badge

Leaders have to complete a variety of tasks to earn the CDB Scoutmasters Merit Badge. While it is a fun award to earn, the goal behind the program is to help each adult in camp also experience personal growth and skill development to help them become a better leader for the Scouts in their troop or crew. Please see the Scoutmasters Merit Badge check-sheet in the forms section for complete details.

 

Advanced Leatherworking for Leaders

Leaders will learn to use a swivel knife and leather tools, as well as color stains to complete a project. Available Tuesday 7:30 to 8:30 and Thursday 3:30 to 5:30.

 

Leave No Trace Awareness Training

Participants receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace.

 

Trail to Eagle for Leaders

A short training session where leaders can discuss the Eagle Scout Project requirements and their role in helping a Scout work through the project and paperwork to apply for recognition as an Eagle Scout. They will also discuss what it means to be an Eagle Scout and ways they, as leaders can deliver this important message not only to Eagle Candidates, but to all members within their unit.

 

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